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Friendly Furniture: The Quaker Cabinetmakers of Guilford County, North Carolina, 1775–1825
March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a special lecture on Guilford County history with Robert Leath, Chief Curator & Vice President, Old Salem Museums & Gardens.
The distinctive furniture of early Quaker settlers in Guilford County was first presented by the late John Bivins in a pioneering article in the May 1973 issue of The Magazine ANTIQUES, “A piedmont North Carolina cabinetmaker: The development of regional style.” Bivins identified several case pieces—consisting of chests, chests of drawers, clock cases, desks, desks and bookcases, high chests, and high chests on frame—as part of a local and distinct group. Additional documentation over the past fifty years has revealed a complex network of Quaker cabinetmakers responsible for the region’s earliest furniture identity.
FREE: Co-Hosted by The Greensboro History Museum, The Guilford College Quaker Archives, and Preservation Greensboro – Blandwood Mansion.